Death Investigation Unidentified Male - Shipping Canal near Summit, Illinois Name: Unidentified Gender: Male Age Range: 50-60 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185 Hair: Brown On 01-06-05 at approximately 4:00 PM , the body of a male white subject was recovered from the Illinois/Michigan Shipping Canal near Summit, Illinois. The subject is 5'9" in height, weighing 185 pounds between the ages of 50 and 60 years of age with balding brown hair and a moustache. We were unable to determine the color of the eyes. At the time the subject was recovered, he was wearing a brown sweater, blue shirt, dark blue pants, a white T-shirt, and black size 9 slip on shoes. It is believed that the subject may have been homeless at the time. Any person having information or questions are asked to contact Sergeant James Minx #3021 with Illinois Police Investigations or the Zone 1 Investigations Unit in DesPlaines at 847-294-4600. (Case # 05-10145DP)
Homicide Investigation Jone Knapton - Green River in rural Henry County Jone Knapton Name: Jone Knapton Race: White Gender: Female Date of Birth: May 31, 1957 Height: 5'8" Weight: 130 Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown On July 6, 2003, 47 year-old East Moline resident Jone Knapton was reported missing. Four days later, Jone's body was located in the Green River in rural Henry County. An intense, multi jurisdictional investigation ensued. Agents from the East Moline Police Department, Henry County Sheriff's Department, and Illinois State Police interviewed dozens of people and followed up on hundreds of leads in an attempt to identify the person responsible for Jone's murder. Anyone having information concerning this case is urged to contact the Illinois State Police District 7 Headquarters: (309)-752-4915 Ext. 4934 or the Quad Cities Crime Stoppers: (309)-762-9500
Homicide Investigation Unidentified Male - Brooklyn, IL 1988 Dodge Dynasty Name: Unidentified Race: Other Race Gender: Male Age Range: 18-25 Height: 5'11"-6'0" Weight: 200-230 COLLINSVILLE, IL (05/30/03) - On May 30, 2003, the Illinois State Police began investigating a homicide in Brooklyn, IL. The vehicle and the victim were abandoned since Monday, 05/26/03.
Victim believed to be a male/Hispanic, 18-25 years old, between 5'11" and 6'00", weighing 200-230 lbs. Clothing victim was wearing was a light blue or light green and white striped button up shirt, black jeans, black cowboy boots, and a black belt with silver attachments that resemble Southwestern Indian style jewelry. Sizes of the clothing are available. The jewelry the victim was wearing appears to be a good quality gold bracelet with the letters "ONO" raised and studded in diamonds. There is a flower on each side of "ONO" consisting of eight petals that are diamonds surrounding a center diamond. The victim was also wearing what appears to be a good quality large man's gold ring with a cluster of six diamonds surrounding a center diamond. Victim was wearing a silver Casio brand watch with digital numbers. The unidentified victim has a tattoo on the back of his right shoulder. Victim was found in the trunk of a red 1988 Dodge Dynasty with Kansas temporary tag. Anyone with information concerning the identity of the victim or the circumstances surrounding his death are urged to contact Illinois State Police Agent James Walker at 618-346-3770.
Homicide Investigation Dalton Mesarchik - Streator, IL - $50,000.00 Reward Dalton Mesarchik Name: Dalton Mesarchik Race: White Gender: Male Age Range: 7 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown On March 26, 2003, seven-year-old Streator resident Dalton Mesarchik was reported missing from the front yard of his home. The following day, Dalton's body was located in the Vermillion River. An intense, multi jurisdictional investigation ensued. Agents from the Streator Police Department, Livingston County Sheriff's Department, and Illinois State Police interviewed dozens of people and followed up on hundreds of leads in an attempt to identify the person responsible for Dalton's murder. Physical evidence from Dalton's body and the body recovery site was sent to the ISP Crime Lab for processing.
Anyone with information of Dalton’s murder, the hammer used in the murder, or the location where Dalton’s body was found may contact: Illinois State Police - Dalton Mesarchik Task Force by telephone at 1-877-DAL-TONM (325-8666) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Standard mail may be sent to:
Dalton Mesarchik Task Force P.O. Box 406 Streator, Illinois 61364-0406
Homicide Investigation Unidentified Female - Near Gall Road on IL Rt. 3 in Columbia, IL. Computer Recreation Name: Unidentified Race: African-American Gender: Female Age Range: 33-50 Height: 4'10"-5'4" On Thursday, March 28, 2002 the Columbia Police Department along with the Major Case Squad began investigating the skeletal remains found on a creek bed on Route 3 near Gall Road in Columbia. Investigators located a green shirt with a large "M" and the word "Mavericks", in orange or yellow lettering, across the front of the shirt. The shirt also had two (2) buttons at the top similar to a softball jersey. The shirt is an adult XL. Also at the scene were a pair of khaki colored size 3 "Chazzz Credentials" shorts.
A preliminary report by the Forensic Medical Investigator describes this person as a female, age 33 to 50, with African American ancestry, 5'01" give or take 3 inches, and believed to have children, victim possibly had a scar across her forehead. Additional information will be available in the coming days. The Medical Investigator believed the person has been deceased at least 6 months but no more than 1 year. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Joe Edwards of the Columbia Police Department at 618/281-5151.
Homicide Investigation Unidentifed - Near the Silver Creek overpass, in rural Madison County at MP 23 EB I-70 Computer Recreation Name: Unidentifed Race: African-American Gender: Female Age Range: 24-30 Height: 5'1"-5'6" COLLINSVILLE, IL (June 18, 2002) – On June 18, 2002, the Illinois State Police is releasing computer recreation images of a black female victim that was originally discovered on March 11, 2002, near mile post 23 on Interstate 70 (eastbound). The images reflect how the victim may have looked prior to her death. The skeletal remains of the victim were originally discovered by Illinois Department of Transportation workers near an underpass in rural Madison County, Illinois. A subsequent autopsy could not determine the cause of death and it is believed that the victim had been deceased for several months. Additional information concerning the clothing and jewelry worn by the victim can be found in the March 21, 2002 article on this page.
COLLINSVILLE, IL (March 21, 2002) On March 11, 2002, at approximately 1:57 p.m., the Illinois State Police responded to a complaint concerning the discovery of human skeletal remains near mile post 23 on Interstate 70 (eastbound). The complaint originated from workers of the Illinois Department of Transportation who were working in the vicinity and discovered the remains. The remains were removed from the scene and transported to the Madison County Morgue in Edwardsville, Illinois, where an autopsy was conducted on March 12, 2002. The autopsy did not determine a cause of death, however further examination by forensic anthropologists revealed the following information: The skeletal remains are of a black female, approximately 5' 1" - 5' 6" in height (5' 3" believed to the most accurate). There is no estimate of weight and the approximate age is between 24-30 years old. It is believed the remains have been at this location for approximately 4-6 months. The skeletal remains were almost completely intact and clad in a pair of gray colored Second Skins brand shorts (size: medium) with rhinestones and a red and white colored check flannel style Tommy Hilfiger button down man's style shirt (size: XL). In addition, a man's style "gold" nuggett style ring with two glass stones was found with the remains. The ring originally held four stones in the setting. The ring was determined to be costume jewelry and is a size 7 1/4. Also found were two bracelets. The one bracelet is a metal hoop, approximately 3 inches in diameter, smooth on one side with a channel on the other side. A ring of black onyx beads on elastic string fits into the channel bracelet. The second bracelet is a combination of three separate bracelets. The second bracelet has numerous plastic beads (yellow, green, black, mauve, and brown) strung with thin elastic string that could be stretched. The three separate bracelets were gathered by a single, oval shaped metallic ring with a small hole at one end that appeared to be for the purpose of hanging a charm. Anyone with information concerning the identity of the victim or the circumstances surrounding her death are urged to contact Illinois State Police Sergeant Kurt Sachtleben at 618-346-3788 or 618-346-3781.
Homicide Investigation Unidentified Female - Rural Mascoutah, Illinois Computer Recreation Name: Unidentified Race: African-American Gender: Female Age Range: 20-30 On Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Illinois State Police responded to a complaint concerning the discovery of skeletal remains near mile marker 22 on Interstate 64. The complaint originated from workers of the Illinois Department of Transportation who were working in the vicinity and discovered the remains. The skeletal remains were situated off the roadway on the east side of the Silver Creek overpass in rural Mascoutah, Illinois. At the direction of the St. Clair County Coroner’s office, the remains were transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital, East St. Louis, Illinois, where an autopsy was performed. The autopsy, performed by Dr. James Petterchak, revealed the following information about the deceased: believed to be an African-American female, approximate age 20-30 years, with two rings on the left hand (one (1) 14 ct. small gold band (size 7 1/4) and one (1) costume style ring (size 6 ½) with a light blue colored tear shaped stone), wearing a black colored sleeveless one-piece Jason Matthews brand jumpsuit. The autopsy could not determine the cause of the death and it is believed that the victim has been deceased for several months. Additional forensic examinations will be conducted to determine the identity of the woman. Anyone with information concerning the identity of the victim or the circumstances surrounding her death are urged to contact Illinois State Police Sergeant Kurt Sachtleben at 618/346-3788 or 618/346-3781.
Homicide Investigation Aldis L Tucker - City of Wheaton - $5,000.00 Reward Name: Aldis L Tucker Gender: Male Age Range: 32 The City of Wheaton is offering a $5,000 reward for information directly leading to the arrest, prosecution, and murder conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting death of 32-year old Aldis L. Tucker in the area of his home in Wheaton on July 28, 1999. Mr. Tucker was shot to death at approximately 10:15 p.m. after arriving at his home and being immediately confronted by his assailant. Please contact Detective William Cooley at (630) 260-2061 or Commander Terry Mee at (630) 260-2056 at the Wheaton Police Department.
Homicide Investigation Jeremy "Chappy" Chappelear - Buckeye trail, 200 feet south of 4th Avenue, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Donnellson, Illinois- Montgomery County - $3,000.00 Reward Jeremy Chappelear Name: Jeremy "Chappy" Chappelear Race: White Gender: Male Age Range: 20 On Saturday, April 25, 1998, at approximately 5:25 a.m., the body of 20 year old Jeremy "Chappy" Chappelear was found on Buckeye trail, 200 feet south of 4th Avenue, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Donnellson, Illinois, by fisherman en route to the Coffeen Lake. Jeremy apparently died from being struck and/or run over by a vehicle.
Jeremy had last been seen around 2:00 a.m. (April 25, 1998) at a farmhouse party two (2) miles away. Jeremy may have been walking home (10 miles) when killed. If you have any information please contact Sergeant Brent Pinkston, 217/324-4900 or Crime Stoppers 800/352-0136.
Homicide Investigation Shana M Jaros - 527 South Maple, Nokomis, Illinois- Montgomery County Shana M. Jaros Name: Shana M Jaros Race: White Gender: Female Date of Birth: July 16, 1977 Height: 5'11" Weight: 165 Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue The Illinois State Police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nokomis Police Department are seeking assistance regarding the homicide of Shana Marie Jaros, of Nokomis, Illinois. Just before 7:00 a.m., on November 1, 1995, Jaros' deceased body was discovered in her apartment of one week at 527 South Maple, Nokomis, Illinois. A neighbor reported she heard a scuffle in Jaros's apartment at approximately 4:46 a.m. on November 1, 1995. The neighbor did not observe anyone leaving the victim's apartment immediately thereafter. Jaros received more than 50 stab-cutting wounds from just above her breasts to her neck. Death resulted from massive blood loss. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Sergeant Mike Sheeley, Illinois State Police, District 18 Headquarters at 217/324-2515; or Analyst John Roman, Illinois State Police, Field Support Section at 888/375-9611, or email@example.com.
Homicide Investigation Kimberly R Mabry - rural area of Whiteside County near Coleta, Illinois Kimberly R. Mabry Name: Kimberly R Mabry Race: White Gender: Female Date of Birth: January 04, 1968 Height: 5'4" Weight: 110 Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue On April 14, 1995, the dismembered body of Kimberly R. Mabry, of Rockford, Illinois, was found in a creek, in a remote, rural area of Whiteside County near Coleta, Illinois. Mabry was last seen alive on September 1, 1994, in Rockford, Illinois. The victim worked as an exotic dancer; she may have visited the Broadway Street and Grand Hotel areas in Rockford, Illinois. Anyone with any information regarding Mabry's associates, areas she frequented, persons who frequent "crack" houses; and/or solicits prostitutes in the Rockford, Illinois area is urged to contact Inv. Pat Carney, Whiteside County Sheriff's Office at 815/772-4044, Sgt. Jerome Costliow, Illinois State Police, District 1 Headquarters at 815/625-0153; or Analyst John Roman, Illinois State Police, Field Support Section at 888/375-9611, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homicide Investigation Jeffery W Archer - Sanitary Shipping Canal, one mile east of Routes 83 and 171- Cook County Jeffery W. Archer Name: Jeffery W Archer Race: White Gender: Male Date of Birth: March 07, 1954 Illinois State Police, District Chicago Investigations is seeking assistance regarding the death of Jeffery W. Archer. He was last seen leaving his 1990 Plymouth Voyager, Illinois Registration TU5880 on October 10, 1994, at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the area of 6900 South Wolf Road, Indian Head Park, Illinois. His body was recovered on October 16, 1994, from the Sanitary Shipping Canal, one mile east of Routes 83 and 171. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Special Agent Ray O'Brien, Illinois State Police, District Chicago Investigations at 847/294-4600, or via e-mail at email@example.com to provide any additional information.
Homicide Investigation Susan K Bonser - Rushville, Illinois-Schuyler County Susan K. Bonser Name: Susan K Bonser Race: White Gender: Female Date of Birth: July 07, 1959 Height: 5'6" Weight: 145 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel The Schuyler County Sheriff's Department is seeking assistance regarding the homicidal death of Susan K. Bonser, of Rushville, Illinois. Bonser's beaten and stabbed body was discovered in her Rushville apartment by a girlfriend after she had not shown up for work that night at approximately 11:30 p.m. Bonser worked in a nearby meat processing plant in Beardstown, Illinois. She had many friends in the Rushville and Beardstown, Illinois, area; Bonser was last seen alive by friends in her Rushville apartment in the early hours of October 16th, 1993. Anyone with any information pertaining to the death of Susan K. Bonser is urged to contact Sheriff Don Schieferbecker, Schuyler County Sheriff's Department at 217/322-4366; or Analyst John Roman, Illinois State Police, Field Support Section at 888/375-9611, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homicide Investigation Carmen Charneco - Interstate 90 in Elgin, IL - $5,000.00 Reward Carmen Charneco Name: Carmen Charneco Gender: Female
En Espanol Carmen Charneco was found murdered on July 24, 1993 on Interstate 90 in Elgin, Illinois.
The Illinois State Police is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of Edwin Acevedo Rodriguez, Male/Hispanic, 12/18/72. Rodriguez is a wanted fugitive who fled the Elgin area in July 1993 and is wanted for questioning in the death of Carmen Charneco.
Rodriguez should be considered armed and dangerous. Rodriguez has a history of drugs and weapons and has been identified as a member of the street gang “Maniac Latin Disciples.”
Warrants for Parole Violation, Public Peace/Damage to Property/Mob Action, and Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement, have been issued for Rodriguez. Before any law enforcement action is taken, agencies should confirm the status of the warrants. The Illinois State Police will coordinate extradition proceedings if Rodriguez is apprehended anywhere.
Rodriguez has relatives in and has been sighted in Brooklyn, Bronx, New York, New York and the areas surrounding Aguada, Aguadilla Puerto Rico. He was also sighted in Hialeah, Florida. Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican male, approximately 5 feet, 3 - 5 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. When last seen, his weight was approximately 132-150 pounds, but this description is dated. Rodriguez has several tattoos including ones on his left and right thighs, right arm, forearm, and shoulder. The attached photograph shows Rodriguez as he looked in 1993. No more recent information is available.
Anyone having information concerning this case should contact: Special Agent Daniel Thomas Illinois State Police Zone 1 Investigations Elgin, Illinois (847) 608-3200 E-mail: email@example.com Any request for a tip to be from an annonymous source will be honored.
Death Investigation Unidentified Female - wooded area in the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park in Jefferson County, Illinois Clay Model Name: Unidentified Race: White Gender: Female Age Range: 30-50 Hair: Auburn On January 27, 1993, the head of a white female was found in a wooded area in the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park in Jefferson County, Illinois. Postmortem examination revealed the victim had approximately shoulder length reddish-brown hair.
Analysis by the University of Illinois, Anthropology Department indicated the victim's age ranged between 30 to 50 years. Unusual skeletal characteristics of the skull and upper front cervical vertebrae indicate the victim suffered from chronic spasmodic torticollis or wryneck, a condition which causes stress on the muscles which are responsible for maintaining upright head posture. Evidence of a healed traumatic lesion on the skull suggests this condition may have been preceded by head trauma; this would have resulted in the victim maintaining a leftward tilt of the head. Anyone with any information that would help identify this unidentified victim is urged to contact Jefferson County Sheriff's Department at 618/242-2141; or Analyst John Roman, Illinois State Police, Field Support Section at 888/375-9611, or firstname.lastname@example.org.